February 27th, 2012: Oklahoma! (1955)

Cast and Crew:  Fred Zinnemann (Director); Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (Musical); Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood, Shirley Jones

What It’s About: A couple of musical cowboys compete for the love of a girl.

Why Watch it Today?: On this date in 1908, the 46th star was added to the American flag in recognition of the admission of Oklahoma to the United States. This flag would be short-lived when two more stars were added in 1912.

Where to Get It: Amazon Instant Video and iTunes, Netflix (Rental Only), or your local library.

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